Motorbike Classics

In 1946 Honda started selling auxiliary bicycle engines in post-war Japan, where cheap transportation was desperately needed. Only two years later the Honda Motor Company was officially founded. Soichiro Honda was not only a brilliant engineer but also a true visionary, making his own dream of producing high quality motorcycles for everyone come true.

Honda’s first real motorcycle, the Model D (Dream) was released in 1949 and was powered by an air-cooled, 2-stroke single . Honda’s first 4-stroke motorcycle¬†appeared only two years later – and would remain Honda’s preferred engine concept. The first twin-cylinder motorcycle to bear the Honda Emblem was the Dream C70 and featured an OHC engine with 247cc and 17,7PS.
The subsequently released CS71 was Honda’s first sports motorcycle model and had fashionable upswept mufflers to emphasize its speed. The first CB model, the Benly CB92 appeared in the year 1959. At this time – only 15 years after its founding – Honda had become the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world.

 

1946 – Honda Bicycle-Mount Auxilary Engine

1946 Honda Auxilary Engine

1946 Honda Auxilary Engine

1946 Honda Auxilary Engine

1947 – Honda Model A

1949 Honda Model C

1949 Honda Model C

1949 Honda Model C

1949 Honda Model C

Honda Model C 1949

1952 – Honda Cub F

1952 Honda Cub F

1952 Honda Cub F

1949 – Honda Dream D

1949 Honda Dream D

1949 Honda Dream D

1949 Honda Dream D

1949 – Honda Dream D

1949 Honda Dream D

1949 Honda Dream D

1955 – Honda Dream SA

1955 Honda Dream SA

1955 Honda Dream SA

1955 Honda Dream SA

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1957 – Honda Dream C70

1957 Honda Dream C70

1957 Honda Dream C70

1957 Honda Dream C70

1958 – Honda Dream CS71

1958 Honda Dream CS71

1959 – Honda CB92

1959 Honda CB92

1959 Honda CB92

1959 Honda CB92

1959 Honda CB92

The Honda Motorbike Classics are located on the second floor of the Honda Collection Hall.

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9 Comments

  1. Reply
    Stew Ross October 23, 2015

    More fine machines…:)

  2. Reply
    Petros (Peter) Karamolegkos October 16, 2015

    I wish I can visit this incredible museum in near future.I own a 1981 cx500,a 1978 gl500 custom,a 1985 c50 and a 1983 cbx400c.It would be a pleasure if there is someone out there that wants my cbx400c.Even if it could find a place in your museum….!

  3. Reply
    Allen Randall October 15, 2015

    Dear Sir
    I have a 1965/6 Honda CB450 registered in UK Engine numberCB450E-1007957.
    This machine was in a bad condition when I got it and I am restoring it to as near original condition as possible. Parts/spares are difficult to get now here in the UK. I am looking for a center stand and a rear brake pdal for the bike and would like to know if you can help me find one anywhere. I have tried the normal spares dealers and no body has any left. Do you think you would be able to help please.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    With kind regards
    Allen randall

  4. Reply
    Bill "MrHonda" Silver September 25, 2015

    Looking forward to my visit to the museum in Oct. 2015 to see these all in person. Definite bucket list item for me.

    • Reply
      Ray Davis October 24, 2015

      Hi Bill,

      Have a great time, take lots of pictures. I am so Jealous.

      Kind Regards
      Ray

  5. Reply
    Marcio Dani July 13, 2015

    I WANT TO SELL CB 400 1980 7.800 KM mldani@ig.com.br

  6. Reply
    Bevan Bird June 15, 2015

    What ever happened to polished alloy frames.
    All sports bikes are coming out with painted frames. Put the class back where it belongs.
    I own CB750 four K2 – Rickman Framed 750 four K2 -CBR1000RR 2005 model can`t get enough Hondas at my age (63)

  7. Reply
    jeffrey lawrence March 20, 2015

    to whom it may concern-maybe you could build a v5 streetbike for usa[and rest of world]. it should have the following: a hydraulic clutch, gear driven cams, delivered with stainless steel brake lines front and rear, single sided rear swing arm, dry weight between 370 and 390 pounds, adjustable seat height, underseat pipes[as on NR750 and my 2007 cbr1000rr], motogp style instrument panel[as on my 2007 cbr1000rr and ducati desmosedicci], lightweight lithium battery, iridium sparkplugs, between 210 and 220 horsepower[this will send bmw and Kawasaki back to the drawing boards], dual compound tires[in case someone wants to tour on it], also a gas tank range of at least 170 miles[as on my 1992 vfr750]without refueling, two [2] helmet locks[one on either side of seat], 90 degree tire valves[maybe Ariete]?, a complete tailsection[as on my 2007 cbr1000rr, not these new “mini” ones; an Msrp of no more than 16,000 us dollars, hopefully no rubber mounting or counterbalancers on the engine, a wheelbase of no more than 55.3 inches[as on my 2007 cbr1000rr]; 54.7 inches would be perfect[as on the mv agusta 750 America I used to own], non-vibrating mirrors[as on my 2007 cbr1000rr], Sato racing frame sliders, Sato racing oil filler cap, black rear swingarm[as on my 2007 cbr1000rr], maybe even “Throttlemeister Barends”. I know all this is a lot to ask but you need to keep market share. regards, J. Lawrence [jhljr@att.net]

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    jeffrey lawrence March 20, 2015

    to whom it may concern-thank you for my Hondas. I have a 1992 vfr750[bought new]. also a 2007 cbr1000rr[bought new]. I live in Connecticut in usa. I hope to visit your museum someday.

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